What is Fecal Incontinence?
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation and muscle or nerve damage, which may be associated with aging or with giving birth. Our surgeons are specialty-trained to diagnose and treat fecal incontinence.
What are My Treatment Options for Fecal Incontinence?
Valley Colorectal Surgeons use anorectal manometry, sphincter EMG evaluation, anal ultrasound and rectal sensation testing to determine which fecal incontinence treatment is best suited for you. They also offer therapies such as diet modification, biofeedback, physical therapy, sphincter repair and other fecal incontinence treatments.
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- "I'm very happy with Dr. Charles Headrick. He's by far one of the best doctors I've ever worked with. He takes the time to listen to you and will always answer any and all questions you have and he's a wealth of knowledge. I moved out of the area but I still drive about 3 hours now to see him, because of his expertise and the care I receive." - L.S.
- "It's not often you can say you had a great experience at the doctor's office, but this is one of them. The front desk staff are friendly and accommodating, and Dr. Headrick is fantastic. He really took time with me, showed interested in me personally so I didn't feel like just another patient, explained things clearly and thoroughly, and made sure I knew what was happening every step of the way. I recommend him most highly." - J.W.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Fecal incontinence can be embarrassing. But don't shy away from fecal incontinence treatment that can improve fecal incontinence and your quality of life.
Put an end to your embarrassing fecal incontinence. Call Valley Colorectal Surgeons at 818-387-8725 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our fecal incontinence patients come to us from Los Angeles, Burbank, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Woodland Hills and Encino.